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It all began at Stan Wadlow Park (Woodbine and Cosburn) on Labour Day Weekend, 2003, where The 10th Annual Beaches Blues Fest was being held. Such artists as Cathy Wells, from Colona BC, who had incurred the cost of both her travel, and of hiring Downchild’s Rhythm section, were scheduled to perform. As per the original agreement between the organizers and the city, the event was to be held until 9pm, but the city deemed it appropriate to change this at the last minute, insisting the sound be shut down at 6pm. David Miller, mayoral candidate was invited to speak, and as it’s hard for even the city to cut off a city councilor mid-sentence, organizers were able to stick with the original plan. This was a saving grace for the vendors, and considering the many thousands of dollars that had already been paid to the city to staff the event. Despite the fact that the event when past suppertime, they received many compliments from passers-by and residents about their obvious consideration and thoughtfulness in comparison with similar festivals. Earlier that year, the creator of the Danforth Music Festival, Leroy St.Germaine, who is currently serving a life-sentence as an event planner, requested two permits. The first was to hold the Annual Beaches Blues Festival on the beach, with bands lined up along the boardwalk pointing their music towards the water as to not disturb residents. The second was for the East York Music Festival, to be held at the aforementioned Stan Wadlow Park. The application was presented in March, but received no response from Parks and Recreation by May. As the dates of the festivals neared, Leroy enlisted local Councilor, Janet Davis (Ward 31; Beaches/East York) to enquire about the slow response from Parks and Recreation, as Stan Wadlow Park is in her Ward. Davis still hadn’t contacted Leroy by June, when he encountered her while he was volunteering for “BBQ For The Cure”. Davis told him she owed him a phone call, and weeks later, her promise to contact him ASAP seemed pretty empty. Pressed for time, Leroy decided to go directly to the city. To enquire if it was legal to have amplified music on private property. He was told he would not need a permit and could allow the music to run from 11 am straight through 11 pm. Pleased, he proceeded, and the first festival boasted 25 bands.The 2nd Annual Featured 75 Bands at 25 locations between Victoria Park and Coxwell along the Danforth. Happy Ending? Following the 2nd Annual Danforth Music Festival, Councilor Janet Davis sent a letter to all of the businesses in the area telling them that the event took place without a permit, that it was not approved by the city, and that any business who got involved the following year would be CHARGED. Not surprisingly, the already struggling proprietors who are not members of a BIA (Business Improvement Association), who participated previously, and any who were considering joining are, at best, reluctant to do so. In order for people to be charged for having live music on their property, the music has to exceed 85 decibels, not to be measured on the property, but AT THE PROPERTY LINE – this is not impossible by any means, but it is highly unlikely that even one quarter of the bands involved even came close to this limit. Unfortunately, many of the business owners are unaware of this, and all of them have now been warnedofficially-and said warning is a very strong deterrent. Also note that the offense is not a criminal charge issued by a police officer, but a by-law citation, issued by one of the few By-law officers unfortunate enough to be working the long weekend.


For the protection of the business owners, and to ensure that everyone adheres to this law, Leroy has recently purchased a decibel meter from Long and McQuade’s, who, by the way, were kind enough to write off $2000 of equipment stolen from the 2nd Annual Danforth Music Festival. The only way Councilor Davis would be willing to allow even one folk band on the Danforth is with a BIA (Business Improvement Association), which would be necessary for, and require, such practically unattainable permits as the ones for which Leroy had previously applied. A BIA, with the promise of improving business in the area with beautification, promotion and increased policing, is now being formed for the strip of Danforth Ave. between Dawes and Main. In order for the neighborhood to have a BIA, the majority of the businesses have to agree to join and then all the businesses have to pay additional taxes. Many areas are opposed to the idea of a BIA; In part, because they would be paying additional taxes for policing, that not only are they entitled to, but to which they have already contributed tax dollars. Furthermore, there is no guarantee of any improvements to the area at all, especially if those governing the association don’t have the neighborhood’s best interests at heart.

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According to the head of the Residents Association for Main Square, Theresa Bowers, the 1st Annual Danforth Music Festival was, “fantastic”, “phenomenal”; “It Brought the neighborhood together, broke the age, cultural barriers” and the commercial residents thrived. She reported that there was no incidence of violence or other increase in crime, and that the event was planned remarkably well between the organizers and businesses, right down to ensuring that there wouldn’t be an issue with garbage-a problem countless festivals Proudly make your Mark!!! battle year after year. In terms of noise complaints- there was one, after For information and to sign our the fact, and that was why the subsequent festival was moved further east. In response to the 85 decibel noise law, she laughingly estimated petition call 416-693-6325 or toll free a decibel rate of about 104 caused by the loud participants of countless at 1-866-692-5837. weekend bar brawls taking place at 3, 4, and 5 am on the north side of the street. Some businesses participating in the festival insisted the bands got right out on the sidewalk to attract more attention. Others, without enough private property to fit a band, were so disappointed at being excluded, that they even took the risk of a penalty for encroaching on city property sans permit, and hired their own bands to play out front. The Danforth Music Festival takes place at no cost to the taxpayers or businesses. Organizers of other festivals that take place in neighborhoods with no BIA can apply for a grant, which DOES come out of tax-payers money. The Yonge Street music festival, for example, costs taxpayers $1 million for each year the grant is approved, and the cost remains even if the festival is cancelled. Taking into consideration the positive reaction and feedback of the vast majority of residents and businesses in the area, it may be difficult to understand Councilor Davis’ reluctance to participate or to even co-operate with the organizers of the Danforth Music Festival. If you would like to show your support, please feel free to call her directly as she appears unaware of how welcome the festival really is; (416) 392-4035.

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...WELL ‘RED’ The Toronto Star continues in it’s attempt to assassinate Mayor Rob Ford. Targeted for political destruction, our mayor has been hounded, stocked and libeled by this notoriously Marxist fish-wrap. From the grassy knoll adjacent to Rob’s property to the sports gridiron where he helps to coach at-risk youth, the Star is determined to destroy our elected mayor. The Toronto Star was first published in 1892 and was originally known as the Evening Star and then the Toronto Daily Star. The newspaper has long been referred to as the ‘Red Star’ due to the evil Marxist ideology it has consistently promoted by way of ‘yellow’ journalism. Another interesting characteristic of this propaganda-sheet is the paper’s complete lack of shame when caught lying red-handed. They are also masters of the ‘big lie’, knowing that they work better than ‘little lies’. (Your sense of fairness won’t allow you to believe that anyone would have the audacity to knowingly advance such monstrous untruths). When Mayor Ford was accused by mayoral hopeful Sarah Thomson of sexually assaulting her, his political detractors attempted to characterize the allegation as a “he said-she said” when it was clearly a “voices-in-her-head-said”. But the Toronto Star did its best to portray Mayor Ford as a drunk who routinely attacks women. They were also happy to allow Sarah Thomson to insinuate he may be a cocaine user. Media-watchers and news-junkies have long been aware of the disturbing nature of the ultra-left Star and for years Your Ward News has tried to expose this evil rag to the general public. The people of Toronto elected Rob Ford. The people believe in Rob Ford. Educated citizens must write, fax, phone and e-mail the Toronto Star and inform them that you now know the truth about them. Astrologers say that the stars don’t lie, but we’re aware of one that does little else!

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Paula Fletcher A history of “progress”. by Robert James Our current Ward 30 counselor Paula Fletcher began her political career not in Toronto, but in Manitoba. Her first attempt to hold public office was running for the Winnipeg School Board in Ward 2 of that city. After a failed undertaking to shape the young and fragile minds of youth, one year latter Fletcher ran for and was successfully elected leader of the Communist Party of Canada, for the province of Manitoba. Fletcher held the position of Manitoba Chairwoman of Communist “Workers” for five years, running twice in the provincial elections. Although her home riding in Winnipeg was the lower class, fiercely NDP electoral division of Burrows; Fletcher on both occasions held less than 2% of the popular vote with 144 and 131 votes respectively. After her abysmal failure in Manitoba she left her comrades in Winnipeg and the Manitoba Communist Party for greener pastures. Shortly thereafter Fletcher made the trip to Toronto without a visa stamp on her internal passport and subverted her way into Toronto City Hall as an executive assistant. Always believing that children are our future, Fletcher’s first grasp of power in her life of ‘social progress’ was that of school trustee for the Toronto District School Board in Ward 15. Today as counselor for Ward 30 she continues to fight for the values and goals of the Communist people. The hammer and sickle, the symbol of the "collapsed" Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is the banner under which at least 20,000,000 people were murdered, and countless others imprisoned. This state had no respect for any of the freedoms we take for granted in our country today. Freedom of thought, freedom of association, freedom of movement, freedom of religion, just to mention a few, all these were banned "for the common good" in Communist Russia. Soviet Russia is alive and well. The "reforms" in the Russian Federation are merely a deception. The old guard is still in charge. As quickly as freedom is allowed, it can be taken away. Just because the cage is opened and the bird allowed to fly, as long as a rope is tied to it's feet it can be quickly yanked back in. Not until the Communist Leaders are made to stand trial for their crimes against the world, will the working people be truly free. Many people outside Russia still subscribe to the "ideals" of Soviet communism. How many millions more people will die or be enslaved before this evil system is eradicated? Anyone who denies that this system represents the greatest evil the world has ever seen is either a Communist or a Communist dupe. We challenge any commie to give us an instance of any political organization that has caused more death and misery than Communists in Russia and China. Imagine the universal uproar and outrage that would occur if a political organization decided to use the swastika today for its symbol. Far more people died under the Communist banner, yet it is still used world wide. Don't these people know what the hammer and sickle stands for, don't they care; or are they just hoping to pick up where Stalin left off? Many organizations continue to use this evil symbol of death and destruction. These groups don't deserve a place in decent society. All these groups unashamedly parrot the same dogma that led the Soviet Leaders to commit their atrocities. How many more mass murders must the world endure under the banner of International communism?

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In the Eastdale Parkette

By Mr. David Nesbitt Somewhat near the heartland of Old East York we have a little urban beauty called: Eastdale Parkette. It is at the NE-corner of a city block bounded by Lumsden, Eastdale, Secord, and Barrington Avenues. Its surroundings are mostly single-family dwellings, except where high-rises already have made first inroads toward devastating dominance. Rumor says that this entire block, except existing high-rises, will be put to the sword, razed to the ground, and turned into another urban Alcatraz, all residents having self-guided daypasses. Was Councillor Janet Davis properly notified of the first, or any other, application for permissions to proceed? With that notice, she then could have notified her loyal constituents, and could have set up meetings where all could have a say in the matter? Who knows? All four of the streets around this block are much travelled, although not ever approaching gridlock. Just the same, dust and muck would be stirred up for many months, and continually spread by motor vehicles. These and construction machinery would be dangers to local pedestrians and cyclists. We also wonder what living accommodation will be provided for people whose dwellings must be demolished to create the sites for new construction. Surely some plan must be ready, because the project is said to have been approved already at all levels of scrutiny, except for the Ontario Municipal Board ( OMB ), which might rubber-stamp it. They have had it to consider since before December. Now there will not be long to wait, because the developer-in-waiting wants shovels in the ground before anybody becomes aware of the destruction that soon might be dumped into our midst. We seem to be stuck with the dirty end of the big stick of “confidential” negotiations, supposedly all to benefit us citizens. Developers seem to expect us to be grateful that they will profit from their peaceful invasion of our community. They don’t even need to work with Councillor Davis. They seem to think she should be pleased to get more voters to care for. Why does this situation stir recollection of the Bussin-Foulidis Deal, and the StintzGateway Deal, both behind closed doors, and both untendered? Who benefits? The developer is said to be paying only about $550,000 to the City, a drop-in-the-bucket for permission to profit from what are said to be more that 225 condos. Who else benefits, in what several ways, & by how much? Did anybody think of a $20,000 compensation to each householder within two or three blocks of the devastation about to be wreaked upon us? It is time for community action, as was used successfully to prevent a disastrous windmill farm offshore along the Beach. We should be able to expect Councillor Davis, and councillors for nearby Wards, to lead our democratic self-defence against the horror show that threatens the city-block that is the home of Eastdale Parkette. No doubt they soon will step in to help us as they should do, just don’t hold your breath. PAGE 7 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013


Homes First, peace and quiet last! By Michelle L. Erstikaitis Since February 18th, former employees have been picketing at 90 Shuter Street, outside of the Homes First administration office. Over 70 employees lost their jobs when their contracts expired, and Homes First has been hiring temp agencies to fill the vacant positions. Instead of updating their résumés, the former employees have been showing up bright and early at 8am, and leaving at lunchtime. The employees of Homes First work on behalf of homeless people by claiming to help the homeless get homes, as well as providing support and assistance. In a telephone interview with Emily Visser, an OPSEU communications administrator, I asked her if she thought that the budget cuts were responsible for the employee contracts not being renewed. “It’s not about money at all” she said. “They’re trying to push the union out of the workplace.” So what? Whether this is true or not, the striking former employees have been a disruptive presence outside of the Homes First administrative office for over four weeks now. When I spoke with a Homes First administrator named Kim, she said that Homes First have called the police on the protestors several times. “I don’t know what they’re trying to accomplish” she remarked. I happen to personally live in the neighborhood where the strike takes place each morning, and I telephoned the police myself one afternoon, during the second week of the protest, because picketers were protesting in the streets, making a traffic accident a strong possibility. I also called the office of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, to report the disruptive group. He telephoned me back several days later and spoke with me about the matter for nearly fifteen minutes. “They shouldn’t be disrupting people” he commented. “I’ll call the police myself and find out what’s going on.” The Mayor is clearly a busy man, because he hasn’t seemed to notice that for the past four weeks, the former employees of Homes First have been protesting outside of City Hall each Friday, from 12 noon until 2pm. I attended one of the protests, and heard such ridiculous slogans as “union busting is disgusting” and “we don’t hate, we just want to negotiate”. Now, having attended several of these protests in person rather than simply view them from my bedroom window, and having spoken with most of the people involved, I must say realistically, if their contracts have expired, then what obligation does Homes First have to these people? Apparently, Homes First feels an obligation. Two days after I became officially involved in investigating the strike and the reasons for it, personally speaking with our Mayor Rob Ford and attending the Homes First workers protest at City hall, a new three year contract was ratified. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that the protest was about the homeless, because clearly it was about the workers losing their jobs. With the administrative costs to taxpayers in welfare payments, shelters, drop-in centers and medical services covering the needs of the homeless, what right does the Ontario Public Service Employees Union have to funds that are allegedly budgeted to the homeless? If temp agencies can cut the red tape and the tax trough, while still offering a bunk and meal to the truly legitimate... then so be it! But at least the protests have finally ended, and I can get some peace and quiet in my neighborhood. PAGE 8 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013


HOMELESSNESS Not a dog’s life. By J.J. Your Ward News continues to be active in attempting to save the beautiful dogs that are being used as props to extort money from Beach residents. Cruelty to animals is contrary to the values of most of our family and friends. Is it fair for a dog to be forced to freeze all day for the soul purpose of raising monies for a “street-person”? Or to cook every day through a broiling heat wave? Should ANY person have a pet if they are too poor to support themselves? Poverty is a serious problem, but it’s a human problem in which innocent animals need not participate. Your Ward News has also learned that many of Queen Street’s panhandlers are not homeless at all. Along with the dog, homelessness is just part of the pitch. So, what to do? We could snatch one of these dogs while another animal-liberator creates a distraction, but that’s a bit sketchy and they would just nab another dog. Your Ward News could make a lump-sum offer for one of these beautiful animals, but again, another furry fund-raiser would quickly take its place. Dog is man’s best friend. But is man dog’s best friend? We can prove that we are by ending this barbaric practice that assures the unethical treatment of animals. Our hearts go out to the less fortunate and disabled in our society, but we will not allow innocent animals to be sacrificed on the altar of human social justice. If readers have any suggestions as to how we might resolve this issue, please call us @ 416-693-6325 immediately and share your idea. Dog Justice Delayed is Dog Justice Denied!

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Community Council PRETENDING to SERVE US

By Mr. David Nesbitt

You probably think that the Toronto – East York Community Council brings local Metro affairs right to your doorstep. Not so! Not so in any way! FUHGEDDABOUDIT!!! Meetings of this sub-Council are scheduled to keep most of us out. They are managed to squelch our voices.

“Community” Meetings are at city Hall, more than a half-hour from Main Street; either by T.T.C. and walking, or by car and parking. They are held only during business-hours, when most people with jobs cannot attend. For no more than five minutes, you can have only one chance to express your views or ask your questions. Don’t expect any interaction with any of the grand government gurus at the Head Table. Their main aim is discovering how to counter any objections to the decisions that already have been made. By their steady silence, they portray dignified wisdom and fairness. Is it just a rehearsal for the next election? The much more democratic procedure would be several meetings in different evenings of any week or more, each in several different local meeting-halls. Beachers and East Yorkers have attended, in the hundreds for these local meeting in recent years. There was “Save-Our-Shoreline” (from windmill farming). We now continue with “Save Queen Street” (from invasion by condo-creep). We welcomed these occasions to meet neighbours and exchange ideas in order, out-of-order, and in casual groups. The only people inconvenienced by this arrangement would be Councillors, and/or their Executive Assistants. They prefer to be paid and fed for no more than regular hours of artful yapping, to no noticeably useful ends.

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Strange mail for the Conservatives

A personal look inside Luka Magnotta By Michelle L. Erstikaitis A human hand mailed to the Liberals. A human foot mailed to the Prime Minister of Canada. Why? The mystery of Luka Rocco Magnotta is massive. Born Eric Clinton Newman on July 24th 1982, Luka lived a rather quiet life until his craving for fame and notoriety led him to begin crafting multiple personas online in order to promote his new name, Luka Magnotta. He spread rumors about himself daily, all of which are printed repeatedly by the mainstream media, such as that he has dated Canadian serial killer Karla Homolka. Apparently he did not quite receive the epic fame that he desired, so he graduated to alleged murder, killing and dismembering Chinese student Lin Jun, 33 years old. There is not much mystery in the murder itself, as most agree that it was probably done for attention, but the enigma lies in the bizarre way that Magnotta allegedly chose to dispose of the body of his supposed victim. A hand was mailed to the Liberal Constituency office in Ottawa, and a foot was mailed to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Naturally the mailings themselves were odd, but strangest of all is the fact that Magnotta is not political, so what on earth could have prompted such actions? In 2008, when I was working in the October 2008 federal election as a campaign volunteer and as an ordinary poll clerk for Elections Canada, Luka sent me numerous messages on YouTube, most of which I ignored. When I replied on a couple of occasions and tried to engage him in political discussions, Magnotta commented to me that politics were stupid, and he showed absolutely no aptitude for anything political. So if he is indeed guilty of the murder and the indignity to Lin Jun’s body, why would he have done the mailings? Magnotta has never even voted in an election, so our best guess is that he did the mailings in order to get bigger headlines. Stephen Harper’s campaign manager Jenni Byrne was one of the people present when the package was opened. According to a May 2012 Globe and Mail article by Renata D’Aliesio and Colin Freeze, Tory staffers were traumatized by the incident. Magnotta is currently undergoing a preliminary hearing in a Quebec courthouse in order to determine if he should stand trial for the murder, and if so, which charges he should stand trial on. Unfortunately, because of a publication ban sought by Magnotta’s Toronto lawyer Luc Leclair, and recently granted, the motive behind the strangest mailing in Canadian political history may remain a mystery for awhile yet. PAGE 11 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013


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WWW.HEAVENSGAREDNSPA.COM PAGE 14 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013

Written by Heidi Fischer


IS IT TIME TO RENOVATE YOUR HOUSE OR CONDO? Day in and day out; as a Real Estate Sales Representative I have the advantage of seeing a lot of homes and condominums units so I keep my camera available for unique things. I am always amazed; some good, some bad and some absolutely horrible! I walk away saying “What were they thinking?” When it comes to home renovations, I am amazed at how quickly Realtors ® will recommend stagers or contractors. This really shouldn’t be the case. As a successful Realtor ® I should know what sells homes and condominiums and that includes how they are presented and represented. I find the best solutions for my clients is to provide advice and expertise to help them make smart decisions. Nowadays, I find that my clients have a dilemma as to whether they should renovate especially when they see all the sales and ads for new products. My recommendation always depends on what they want to do and why they want to do it. If it is for their own personal use; then go to town but be careful about staying within your budget and do a lot of comparable pricing. If they are asking for recommendations on improvements to sell their home for a higher price; then I ask them how far they want to go and how much do they want to spend. Renovations can really get out of hand. You also have to remember that a renovation still needs to match the rest of the home and ensure some consistency. You can’t go from 1 room and feel like you are living in 2013 while walking into a time warp in another room; right out of 1968. I have found that some minor touch ups may work such as painting but in many cases do not address the most important part that would actually increase value of their home and/or increase salability. Painting also needs to remain neutral throughout. Don’t mix your colours from room to room and always stay light and fresh, plus consider refreshing white kickboards, door frames and doors. The key room in any house or condominium apartment or townhouse is the “KITCHEN” Do you want to update or renovate your kitchen? The first concern is how far do you want to go. Do you want to order a whole new custom made kitchen? Do you just want to replace the doors and handles? Do you want to leave your cabinets as is and just basically install granite or quartz countertops? Be very careful on what you decide and make sure that when you do look at the finished product; you can stand tall and say “wow that looks fantastic” and yes it was worth the price you paid for it. I have been told that you have to be extremely careful when you contract a kitchen cabinet company. There has been complaints where the custom made kitchen you ordered at a higher price may only have the facing custom made and the company may be ordering the basic framing from IKEA, Home Depot or Rona. The advantage of a custom made kitchen is that you can change the design. If you only change the doors then the original design of the kitchen stays the same but you can add attractive features; such as moulding at the top of the cabinets provided you do not have a bulkhead. A bulkhead is the big box you will find above your cabinets. Sometimes these are empty space and once removed there is no problems however that is not always the case. Many times builders will hide the return air and heating systems in these bulkheads so if you want them removed, there may be an additional cost to have these systems re-routed or condensed. I owned a home where we had the bulkhead condensed in size. We found that the best way to do it was to order a custom made metal box around the system and then glue the drywall to the box. Taping and sanding could then be carried out normally. This condensed the size of the box as much as possible to accommodate the tall kitchen cabinets. You can also add the same moulding under the cabinets and install a recessed lighting. What about your “COUNTERTOPS” Countertops can either make or break a kitchen renovation. The more expensive option is to replace the counters with granite or quartz. They range about the same price; granite is a natural rock therefore it will not look the same throughout the entire slab and depending on the style of your counter and if there is a curve or bend, there will be a seam. Quartz is manufactured to the colour of your choice and seams are most likely hidden. Countertops made of quartz are 90% quartz and about 10% acrylic/epoxy resin. Granite will have to be sealed about once a year while quartz does not require any additional sealing. The pricing of both quartz and granite are about the same. It really will depend on our budget. The least expensive way is to install a laminate countertop. If that is the case make absolutely sure that it is a modern design, colour and edging. A clean modern sink with nice fixtures is extremely important. The reason I covered kitchens in this article is because it is the #1 area where cleanliness has to hit you in the face! There is nothing worse than showing a home where the kitchen is gloomy, dirty, old and run down. They needs to be fresh and feel sanitary clean and that includes the presentation on the appliances. I cannot believe how happy Buyers are when they walk into a kitchen and a see a new stainless steel fridge and stove with the stickers still on them. Funny, the cost can be easily included in the sale price because pricing on appliances have reduced considerably over the years but mainly because now the Buyers don’t have to save more money to buy appliances because they are already included in the price. Warm weather is just around the corner, no doubt there will be Open Houses around Ward 29, 30, 31. 32 and 33 so next time to step into a home think about my comments. I would definitely love to hear from you if you are thinking of buying a home or selling your home and/or condominium. In fact, even if you are thinking of renovating give me a call.. I will be happy to help!

Keep Smiling

Linda Pinizzotto, Real Estate Sales Representative Top 1% Nationally Sutton Group Quantum Realty Inc. Cell: 416-561-7373 Linda@LindaPinizzotto.com www.LindaPinizzotto.com PAGE 15 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013


Ontario’s Future is in Ashes: Protest at Convention Centre and other amazing protests across the province. By: Sherri Lange, CEO NA-PAW, Founding Director, Toronto Wind Action PEOPLE BURNED THEIR EXORBITANT HYDRO BILLS THIS PAST WEEK IN A BURN BARRELL OPPOSITE THE CONVENTION CENTRE, WHERE MORE PLANS FOR WIND TURBINES WERE GESTATING UNDER THE GENEROUS FEED IN TARIFF PROGRAM. The Convention Centre hosted a job fair (ironically) and the FIT program for three days this past week, and for those who wonder what THAT is all about, it’s the “double your hydro fees in four years” Feed In Tariff program. That’s the bonusing of hydro fees to the elite few, which has drastically contributed to higher costs of power in Ontario, while we yet dump excess power to Michigan and New York, as two examples, at an annual cost of about 240 million. This is the same wind industry (colluding with government) that promises jobs to folks, just ONE of the continuing outrageous lies of the age. (Spain has LOST 2.2 jobs per so called “green job,” and Italy, has lost 5.4 jobs similarly.) The myth of job creation is exploded. In turbine heavy Texas, it was found that the creamy subsidies and tax breaks awarded to wind farms there ended up costing 1.6 MILLION per JOB. Just what Ontario needs, more job losses. We’ve already lost 300,000 in the last eight years under McGuinty. Following McWynnty around the province is not easy. But folks did just that recently: From Peterborough to Clinton, to Belleville to Toronto. Wherever she went, so did the anti-wind movement. In her “conversations” with folks, strongly armed with facts rather than green fundamentalism that is recognized to be harming the economies of the world (and people and the environment) the Premier again and again repeated that she would stick to her guns. However, she would “engage communities” and allow them to have a say in where turbine proliferation ends up. Those words were mouthed at entirely the same time as SEVEN more wind projects were approved. Was the word “meaningful” missing from the Premier’s promise to “converse” with the public? And how with hundreds in Ontario ill from living too near turbines, and we don’t know how many have left homes, abandoned them, been bought out by developers, living with family elsewhere, at cottages, why would our new Premier NOT converse meaningfully? How much dialogue is needed anymore? Premier McWinnty also promised she would now follow the “German Model,” as Ontario has voiced so much dissention to wind turbine proliferation. She mentioned Community Participation in wind projects, and we can assume that by this she does not understand some basic facts about Germany’s spectacular green failure. Germany has admitted its green policies to be a complete flop, and is now building 26 more coal fired plants. The wind doesn’t always blow, the cost of power has gone through the roof, and manufacturing is experiencing near fatal blows. Sound familiar? So McWynnty has not done her basic homework. A true leader would also NOT assume that towns and municipalities BUYING INTO a wind project is good for the economy and for human health. A true leader would examine the failure of the industry and just stop the entire cycle of greed and health, economic and environmental impacts. So instead of the developers hanging the people of Ontario, we would have under the new “German Model” people actually participating in hanging themselves. In submissions to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economics two weeks ago, NA-PAW and several others from anti wind working groups across the province made convincing oral and written submissions asking for: 1 a moratorium 2 end of the FIT program, which is simply snouts at the trough, gouging the hydro payers and contributing to further economic demise (i.e., end the gravy train) 3 a complete halt to wind projects in the run 4 removal of offending turbines where people have suffered ill health and cannot live in homes 5 research on energy issues that will contribute to our economy and well-being, and health of the province, INCLUDING the environment, and focus on heat recapture, conservation, to name a few PAGE 16 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013


6 shredding the Green Energy and Economy Act, which has been a highway to heaven for developers, and some ex Premiers such as Peterson, and a highway to hell for the rest of us (The Green Energy Act, also now referred to as the “Gangrene Energy Act,” has been responsible for the subjugation of nearly every protection law for the environment possible. It SUPERCEDES nearly every single available law in order to shove “green” turbines and solar wherever developers wish to go: including Crown Land, pristine shorelines, wetlands, prime farm land, nature reserves such as Rondeau Park, and Important Bird Areas, such as Ostrander Point in Picton. NOTHING IS SACRED TO THESE PEOPLE) Nothing else will do. Else McWynnty needs early retirement also. Rural Ontario spoke at the last election. Seventeen seats were lost, and seven were Ministers. There is no question that this Legislature shuffle was due to wind turbine hell. Now that the cities are waking up, we have to wonder if energy sanity may yet return to Ontario. *** Ask YOUR MPP, what is his/her position on wind power. If the answer is not satisfactory, please educate. ***

At the PROTEST on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, it was THUMBS UP from Toronto autos and pedestrians as a crowd from as far as Lake Superior and Manitoulin Island disrupted traffic on five major city streets, politely handing out 4500 flyers on energy poverty and the waste of the Liberals; and the honking and support from passersby meant, yes, Toronto gets it!

Thank you to Karen Lee Wilde and Bruce Palait, who energetically led us in protest songs at Simcoe Park. These fine musicians have participated in nearly every major protest on behalf of wind refugees in the province. Songs by Palait included: Stop Wind Turbines Today, To Hell with War, Take Me To Your Heaven. Kudos!!! Source: Mike Bond

Ten Ways to Kill Big Wind

Despite many victories, communities around the world are still facing a plague of industrial wind projects that like hideous War of the Worlds steel monsters are destroying communities, mountains, and wildlands, slaughtering birds and bats, sickening people and driving them from their homes. Even though these wind projects do not reduce greenhouse gases or fossil fuel use, they have dreadful environmental, social and economic impacts on whole regions. But they are a tool for energy companies and investment banks to make billions in taxpayer subsidies that get added to our national debt. The good news is that communities worldwide are learning how to defeat these dreadful projects. More and more laws and moratoriums are being passed against them, while other projects are defeated on legal grounds or by overwhelming public opposition. In Hawaii, an industrial wind project that would have constructed ninety 42-story turbine towers across seventeen square miles of Molokai has been defeated by a determined two-year effort of the island’s residents. In the process we learned many tactics, which I’ve tried to summarize below and are further described in Saving Paradise: Show wind projects for what they are: industrial. Not environmental, not green, not renewable, and cause no reductions in greenhouse gases or fossil fuel use, no long-term jobs and few short-term ones. Don’t be nice. These wind developers are your enemies: they want to destroy where you live, steal your money (property values), and are quite happy to literally drive you from your homes. They will lie, cheat, bribe, buy politicians, and do whatever else they can to win. They won’t be fair and you can’t trust them. Create a group and get your community behind you. Point out property value loss, human health issues, environmental destruction, tourism impacts, and all the other dreadful results of industrial wind. If you have a homeowners’ association, make them aware of the danger so they can join the fight. Publicize your case. In the newspapers, TV and radio, on blogs and in nationwide petitions. Use good graphics. Go viral, worldwide. Develop a good professional website with lots of information and ways for viewers to participate. Community members should write op-eds and letters to the editor. A very powerful tool is frequent press releases that pass on news reports from National Wind Watch and other groups about the devastating impacts of industrial wind. These press releases should be sent to all relevant media outlets and local, state and national legislators. Do mailings to everyone. In Molokai we sent two mailings to all the island’s 2,700 addresses. The first mailer described the dangers of the project and included a survey with a stamped return envelope. We had a massive response, with 97% of responses against the project, and our group gained hundreds of new members. A year later we sent a second mailer with photo mockups showing how the turbines would tower over homes and landscapes. This mailer also included a bumper sticker which many residents then put on their cars. Be visible. Put up lots of signs, both homemade and professionally done. Put up billboards if you can. Professional signs show you mean business, and are taken more seriously. Find legislators who will help you. On the state level, Republicans are often more responsive and more concerned about the environment than traditionalist Democrats who have bought the idea that wind is environmental (or who are receiving contributions from wind companies). Litigate. Find every avenue to impair or slow the wind developers. Once the Washington industrial welfare subsidies are removed, industrial wind companies will vanish overnight. Get property value loss appraisals. Average losses of 40% or more are being reported; in Molokai, one of the reasons the landowner planning the project cancelled it was they estimated a 75% property value loss on their lands near the project. Publicize the loss of assessed value at county level, and how that will reduce tax revenues. In most cases, property value loss far exceeds any revenue the county might receive from the project. Civil disobedience. Politicians and energy companies are terrified of this. Don’t be afraid to go to jail to protect the land and homes you love. On Molokai we planned if necessary to start a hunger strike on the island, and there were people ready to starve to death to protect our island. The level of your commitment is equal to the level of your success.

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Speech to April 3rd 2013 Protest Toronto I am known as receptor 62 of Mike Crawley’s Plateau Wind Project in Grey Highlands, Grey County; a faceless, nameless person to our government and to AIM/IPC/GDF Suez who labeled me as such. This is the way they want it; out of sight, out of mind. If they can dehumanize us then they can ignore the pain and suffering that their policies, their regulations, and their machines are causing. I have a name and a face as do 22 others from 8 families in my community. We have all been stricken with symptoms that we did not have prior to the installation of IWTs near our homes. Each us reside less than 1500 meters from the nearest turbine. Some of our common symptoms are interrupted sleep, sleeplessness, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, ringing in the ears, pressure in the head and ears, a tingling or vibrating feeling in the body, dizziness, nose bleeds, high blood pressure, lack of energy, depression, irritability and yes, anger. We have phoned the developer, and the MOE, we have filed complaints we have appealed to the Medical officer of health, all to no avail. We are aware of others who choose to remain silent for reasons important to them, but who none the less deserve to be counted. There is a young man in my community, who was vibrant and active, dynamic in his job. Now he misses work because he cannot bring himself to get out of bed in the morning after a restless night to make the long commute required to get to his place of employment. A young father who suffers from vertigo which now has become more pronounced since the turbines began to operate, worries about the health of his children. His doctor has recommended that he be fit with a pacemaker. He is only 35 years old. Young children have begun to have chronic nose bleeds; adults now have high blood pressure. Some complain that they can no longer think or function properly. They lack energy and are depressed most of the time, preferring not to return home at the end of the work day to face another sleepless torturous night. One family has already moved away but not before giving the lease holder nearest his home a piece of his mind as he was leaving. Another family just a few days returned from a three week holiday has also made the decision to leave. You see after only 2 days away from home and the turbines they felt a renewal of their health. The wife while monitoring her blood pressure was able to stop taking the drug she had been prescribed. The husband felt relief by being able to sleep again, the pains in his abdomen disappeared. 2 days after coming home all of their symptoms returned in full force. Now they are making preparations to put the house on the market, hoping that they can sell it with a minimal financial loss. I too fear for the loss of my home and my health, which has already been degraded. I suffer from loss of sleep, excessive ringing in my ears. Sometimes there is pressure in my ears. Many of you I’m sure can relate to the pain caused by a rapidly descending aircraft. Just imagine that lasting for several hours. Nausea and headaches are no longer a stranger to me. I have also suffered many infections no doubt caused by my immune system being compromised. My home along with some of my neighbour’s homes was the subject of Dr. Nick Kowen’s Noise Survey which demonstrates that the turbines exceed the noise limits set by the MOE most of the time. We have phoned the developer and the MOE we have filed complaints, we have appealed to the Medical officer of health, all to no avail. We are not wind opponents or activists we are people, unwilling participants, walking wounded, and singled out by our government to participate in a nightmare that has been imposed on us without our consent. And now we are to be studied by our governments to determine the depth of our suffering, and what would be an acceptable percentage of people harmed. They are talking about 29%! They are looking at raising the noise level to 45dB! They are looking to make policy changes under the guise of a health study. In September of last year I made a presentation on behalf of my neighbours and myself to the Medical Officer of Health for Grey/ Bruce counties, Dr. Hazel Lynn. As a result the Board of Health requested her to conduct a literature search and provide summary conclusions. In a letter to me she states that “every published peer-reviewed study we considered demonstrated some level of positive correlation between self reported adverse health effects and living distance from turbines” but more research needs to be done. Well I did not sign up to be a lab rat, did you?!! We do not have 10 or 15 years to wait for more research! A positive correlation has been determined! So what are they waiting for? Prevention, precaution and do no harm are well established health principals. To allow harm is inconsistent with these principals especially the precautionary principal. It is time for the medical community to step up to the plate. Medical Officers of Health in counties where people are being harmed have an obligation to respond that harm and should be ordering the turbines shut down. The threshold of impairment of health has been met and exceeded. We are about to have an epidemic in this province as our government feeds the industry frenzy to install more turbines and as they go online. Last night I had the honour of speaking for the people of Huron East at a council meeting. The families are looking down the barrel of their future, one that will condemn them to the horrors of a policy gone wrong. They are fearful and looking to their leaders to protect them from what is coming. The room was filled to capacity, standing room only. Sitting on the floor in front of me was a young mother with her four children. They are innocent and their parents are helpless to protect them; the council says that the law will not allow them to protect them either. Please look at our faces, remember them and not the receptor numbers that we have been assigned. Send a message to The Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arleen King and tell her that we will not be dismissed. It is our right to be respected and to have our health and dignity protected and restored regardless of the circumstances of our ill health. Dr. King has the power to shut them down. The time has come to shut the turbines down!!! Shut them down!!! PAGE 18 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013


FRAUD ALERT

YouTube streams 4 billion online videos each day, and 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every single minute by even the most computer illiterate; absolutely free. All it takes is a cell phone BUYER BEWARE with a camera, or a $25 digital device and any business, anywhere CAVEAT EMPTOR can be online without having to dig into their wallets for every twenty dollar bill they have. Yet if you fall for the bait one local swindler is In this edition of our Fraud column we present our very own Beach resident pushing, the only way to get a quick commercial online is to give Paul BEADY-EYED MURTON Murton hundreds of dollars so he can do the few minutes of work for you. This is a scam. Keep in mind too, that Paul Murton is a “search engine optimization expert” which is why, on average when city business pay through the nose they still are lucky to even get ten to twenty-five views over the course of several years. A person could upload a two second webcam video saying nothing more then “testing-testing” and still get more views in a week then Murton’s victims have gotten over the course of years.

At it again, will Murton ever learn? Borderline criminal, let’s hope an arrest comes soon!

King of Ripoffington

What’s more, for the misery of having to pay hundreds for something that could be done by any 12 year old school girl; many embarrassed businesses are forced to have the first minute of “their” video dedicated to other advertisements and shout outs to websites owned by this beady-eyed crook... so even if business do get a few views it all goes to serve Murton’s unscrupulous ends!

A 420 Scam Alert.

By Robert James

I’ve found stores here in our Beaches who are more then happy to grab cash from those whom are desperate and afraid of failing their job or court mandated urinalysis test. Often selling products from companies called "Detoxify" or "MDT Solutions", that are nothing more then ungodly overpriced herbal and vitamin supplements. These same stores also extort the gullible with a daylight robbery on home urine tests for THC metabolites. These testing kits sell online for forty five American cents from the distributer, yet expect to spend at least twenty five Canadian dollars in store. A criminal markup! Now how exactly do these so called “detoxification” products work? It is due to drinking large amounts of water as part of the program. No matter what product you select, be it juice, herbal pills or a Wiccan incantation; every single one comes with instructions to continuously down water and urinate several times. That fact right there should tell you the only reason these products could work in anyway is because you are diluting your urinary bladder and thus the THC metabolites in your system. Now if your urine is too clear, the test will be invalid - which is why most products also include Vitamin B; causing a yellowing of body fluids. Some products also require you to wait several days to a week before the test, at which point THC will naturally leave the system. Meaning spending your money is completely pointless in the first place. Don’t deal with those who sales-pitch bunk! For every person that claims these snake oils work there are an equal amount of people screwed because theirs didn’t. If you are willing to take your chance and waste your money, then so be it. Please don’t be surprised when you lose your job or get put in jail. Yet heck, at least you'll get a 100% replacement guarantee on your $33 juice or $70 pills after you fail miserably! PAGE 19 YOUR WARD NEWS APRIL 2013


That native kid with the dog is extremely violent and aggressive when drunk, and he is a sick SOB. I almost knocked him out in the summertime after I took my 14 year old daughter to the beach. My daughter was still in her swimsuit - Robert James. when we had to pick up something at COULD YOU PLEASE STOP DELIVERING the Foodland and this sick sob kept YOUR PAPER AT MY DOOR. ogling her and made disgusting comments about her rear, she was I HAVE A SIGN, “no junk mail”. MAYBE YOU only 14 at the time for god sake!!! CAN’T READ OR DON’T KNOW THE MEANING OF THAT SIGN ?????!!!!!!!!!!! -Pissed Off Father RE: Beach Bums of Queen Street – By Robert -Lucie Naud From our man with the ear, out on James, March 2013 87 Joseph Duggan Rd Queen St we were informed that the I don’t know where you are getting your Toronto police finally told them that they information about ODSP, but it is incorrect. would be fined and jailed if they The maximum monthly amount for a single We perfectly understand the meaning of your continued to panhandle and smoke person on ODSP is $1043. It does NOT sign, and we hope you enjoy the April edition include “community housing” no “free taxi hand delivered to your door - which just for you crack in our Beaches. Yet when these rides” nor are there any $100 handouts for Lucie... we will make a little less junky - but no scum are pulling in thousands of dollars a month in tax free cash – a “Volunteering.” promises. unpaid fine and a night in the cell is Furthermore, what does ODSP have to do Have a good one, 'eh! no problem to their career choice. with a tirade about panhandlers? You state in -LeRoy the article that one of the reasons the so - LeRoy called “bums” give when soliciting for Yes, I had my dealings. I first gave WARNING! change is that they can’t get ODSP. Pete $150 as he made me "feel good" - Anonymous I got accepted for rent geared to income at 550 over the phone, chatting me up I Kingston Road and didn’t even get to sleep in guess. Weeks later I got a frantic late Dear “Professor” Michele Scott James my unit because I noticed the bastard bed bugs night call about some online coupon (So much for being “Anonymous”) coming through the wall (baseboard that I thing that Pete wanted to sell, First, the $1043 max payment you mentioned share with the neighbor as I am on the end requesting he come over to my house unit)... is outdated. Come on, as a professor you in a few minutes to pick up an extra must know Wikipedia is NOT exactly the $50. Welllllllllllllll...... okay.......... I am staying in a shelter as I speak, and they best reference. Since you are such an continue to spray and "deal" with the A few weeks later he called up again esteemed member of the academic problem... I keep going back to check up from needing another fistful of bills. This community maybe you should check the time to time but each time they spray there are time he was so demanding and 2013 payment guidelines on more and more dead ones... desperate and got angry that I only http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca. ‘Ugh! The building is so nasty, please poor people do offered him $20 to stop calling me... Second, that now $1075 payment includes after getting irritated he muttered NOT get your hopes up this place is BADLY shelter allowance, which small for an something (half the time I could not infested! The housing is through MAINSTAY apartment is supplemented by community and even they don’t seem to see an end in sight understand what the heck he was housing programs that under-cut rental costs to this problem. saying anyway)... then hung up. I for ODSP clients. thought that was the end of him... -Jess until days later when he showed up Third, maybe you should talk to one of our It’s not the building that’s the problem – it’s the at my door first thing in the morning moonlighters with this paper who is employed as a contract/licensed taxi driver type of people they let rent there. These people saying it was okay, but he could who do not respect themselves, the apartment "use" the $20. and ask how many disability slips he and the community. They lack the ability to receives in lieu of payment. Yes, anything I laughed in his face, and told him if considered slightly medical is covered! And look after themselves, and could care less he was so needy he could find about how their lifestyle affects others in their another job! Today after searching it’s not hard to claim that handout for any block. reason. the internet I find out that I was just -LeRoy financing another druggie Forth, the $100 Volunteer Transportation panhandler... benefit is discretionary, but handed out by Thanks guys for taking care of those vagrants. most social workers for little more then a - Lynn It looks like one of them is gone, hopefully for piece of paper stating the client is good! Yet you are right, when those two jerks Thanks for your story! It is very “volunteering”. This paper is a sister to a with the dogs are out smoking their welfare important not to continue to feed non-profit organization, we can say it’s cheque it is the only time their territory can be somebody’s addiction. It is almost automatic for one year -few questions worked by others. dangerous physically, mentally, asked & no checks to see if any real volunteering is done. That is why we only see new beggars crowding emotionally and spiritually to both the addict and yourself. Crackheads our bit of Queen Street and annoying/scaring Maybe socialist wing-bats like most know once they get your money the us and our children when those two are not educators and professors who have taken around to force them out. Anyways thanks, we first time, you are an easy target over our education system in order to have one down and one more to go! We have to when ever they need some more brainwash young minds into a Soviet-style rocks to hit. Tell your friends and let them know this is our community and not mentality need to GET THEIR DARN FACTS other local business owners if they theirs. STRAIGHT, before pushing lies and get a call from someone using the disinformation as a way to indoctrinate the I have called the police on them several times fake name “Peter Moore” to just SAY gullible into your way of thinking. Maybe and for once I think they did something about NO to his crack use, and just SAY NO you should also figure out how the internet them, now we need to get them permanently off to his sales pitch. works before proclaiming yourself our street; and if jail is the only place so be it. - LeRoy “Anonymous”, Michele. Yet if you believe all the horse dung these crack smoking panhandlers pitch you — then of course the excuse they are NOT on welfare must be true — right? People with degrees are some of the most incompetent, deluded morons of all!

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Leroy:

Dear Karen Murrary,

You must take the Article and Photos of Alana Kindree out of your online Paper on www.issuu.com and www.yourwardnews.com or anything in writing about her.

U'm hello.... Hello McFly???

You have Defamed Alana Kindree's name and reputation by putting her name and photos in your paper.

Karen, maybe you should be directing your insistent and peremptory requests to Paul Murton, as he was the one who stole the picture of Alana Kindree... since of course Paul could not fathom using the REAL photo of Melissa Peters.

-Karen Once again, we will not remove ANY articles or photo's from ANY of our back issues. Do you (Director, Miss Toronto understand, or do I have to make the previous Tourism Pageant) sentence shorter so you can comprehend and grasp mentally the fact this paper is disinclined to acquiesce to your request... that means "NO". Dear Karen Murrary, Think McFly. Think! We will not take the article nor -LeRoy photos of Alana Kindree out of our online paper, as our use of the images and the articles is covered by LeRoy, section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Any lawyer who agrees to render Pro Bono Rights and Freedoms, and Alana services must first affirm his/her loyalty to Law Kindree is in no way part of the same Society of Upper Canada quote “charity”. pornography that was taken by Mr. Paul Murton’s friends in his Toronto I have worked as a free street lawyer in Toronto Model Photographer group. (out of Pro Bono programs) for years since I couldn't come in terms with LSUC noble idea of Defamation as a tort does not charity. I have faced nothing but discrimination, infringe the freedom of expression bias and hardship at the Law Society because of guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, my faith in selfless service to keep the homeless according to the Nova Scotia from suicide in streets; is the nation expecting Supreme Court in Coates v. The me to be disloyal to taxpayers? If one keeps on Citizen (1988), 44 C.C.L.T. 286 throwing mud on the wall, it will stick one day. (N.S.S.C.). I request young lawyers to bring about a much Due to disparaging statements made needed cultural revolution in legal profession, by Mr. Paul Murton about Mr. LeRoy St. Germaine, published in print with devoid of corporate greed and tax-evasion. false information and slanderous Helping the poor (citizens stuck in adverse libel, Your Ward News is legally and circumstances) and homeless/street people is a ethically in it’s right to defend it’s big business in Toronto . A surgical operation is reputation. required to cut the rot (social activists agencies Your use of “chilling effects”, to fattened on govt. grants and public donations) discourage legitimate exercise of lingering in homeless industry responsible for charter rights is noted. Your attempt all injustices committed to street population. to enforce censorship via a culture of Why was (TDRC) Toronto Disaster Relief fear has failed. You are hereby directed to CEASE AND DESIST ALL Committee disbanded after 14 years of illegal LEGAL THREATS AGAINST LEROY operation when a nurse (for years) collected ST. GERMAINE AND YOUR WARD public donations without receipts and received NEWS. If you do not comply with this $300,000 reward out of donated money while cease and desist demand, Mr. LeRoy homeless sweat in streets with heat warnings. St. Germaine is entitled to seek monetary damages and equitable I demanded a criminal investigation in this relief. homeless fiasco for no avail? Turn coats still Sincerely, linger in Holy Trinity Church (homeless memorial group) riff with police agents to Your Ward News silence critics . Law Society Pro Bono program have shaken the very root of Legal-aid, legalized (Since the first reply didn't get the immorality in legal profession in the name of point across) free legal help to the needy? In your Online Paper So far 700 homeless deaths are recorded in City www.issuu.com/yourwardnews, you Law Centre, Toronto. There are genuine people use Alana Kindree's photos and who demand moral. legal and constitutional name. rights of their fellow citizens to access justice Please take out Alana Kindree's and live with dignity. photo's, name and anything in Charter rights sec. 24(1) of the Homeless to writing about her in your paper as equal and fair legal representation before they this implies a negative association die VERSUS Ontario Insurance Industry? Strange for her. mentality/comparison/comment.... I am not -Karen calling for an uprising - nor do I support one.

I wish no harm to the law society rulers or bureaucrats. However I am using 700 homeless deaths to exemplify your hypocrisy. My years long pleadings with Law Society Criminals to stop 'PRO BONO FLESH TRADE' gone unheard and my repeated requests to pay my license fee and Law Pro Insurance (not Pro Bono Program) to keep street people from suicide free (no charge, no legal aid, no money involved at any stage), were denied. As per City Law Centre records 700 Canadians died in streets without legal help, sick, hungry and unattended. Who failed their Charter Rights to access justice and live with dignity? How can we even begin to mourn? -Mark Dahiya To think that it is up to the taxpayer to cover Pro Bono legal services is repulsive, even more so when you consider the politics and underhanded dealings with the LSUC, TDRC and big insurance. As I always say most of the money budgeted to the homeless ends up eaten by “administrative fees”. The fact that people are dying because of this is sickening! - LeRoy Dear Ward 32 News, Thank you for your piece on our Councillor. Most illuminating. I was at the meeting also. I fear we have a weak councillor who is giving away the store. The way she handles a meeting is pathetic. There was a huge dissension at the Silverbirch Boathouse meeting. Have you considered a "Letters to the Editor" section of your paper? Keep up the great work. Regards, Gord Holtam

It’s time for the people in our ward to wake up and smell the coffee while it’s still fresh. For over five years we have been printing the truth, since then more and more people like yourself have got the point we are getting across. -LeRoy Got a comment, article, or beef with us. We would LOVE to hear from you! Send your letters to the editor : LeRoy St. Germaine, 117 Wheeler Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M4L 3V3 or blog us online at:

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